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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/10/2020 09:29 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/10/2020 09:29 AM
Expires: 01/01/2025 12:00 AM
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Creek Fire Climbs to 175,893 Acres, Home & Business Structures Destroyed Numbers Climb

Shaver Lake, CA...Current Situation: Fresno County: The fire actively burned throughout the night with short range spotting and active runs. The critical fuels were completely consumed in portions of the fire. Active crown runs were observed in timber stands in the higher elevations. Madera County: A strong inversion is expected to continue moderate fire activity on the west side of the fire by holding smoke over the area which providing shade and a buffer from the gusty winds at higher elevations. Hand crews and equipment operators are making progress constructing containment line from the San Joaquin River northwest toward Castle Peak. Dozers continue to work to reduce vegetation and burnable materials in the vicinity of structures at Cascadel Woods and to the north along the western fire flank. The Red Flag Weather Warning has been extended through 8pm Wednesday; high temperatures, low humidity, and high winds will persist in the area, creating extreme fire conditions. The Madera County Sheriff continues to safely evacuate citizens, enforce evacuation notices, and maintain road closures near the southwestern fire front to protect the public. Please note the temporary evacuation center for Madera County has relocated to Mariposa County Fairgrounds.


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·Damage inspection teams are in the process of evaluating structures and categorizing information; structures are included in the mixed category until further details are available. These numbers will continue to be updated as assessments are completed.

· Single Residences: 60 Destroyed 0 Damaged

· Mixed Commercial/Residential 278 Destroyed 0 Damaged

· Other Minor Structures: 20 Destroyed 0 Damaged

· Commercial Structures: 02 Destroyed 0 Damaged

Forest Closures issued by the USDA Forest Service: US Forest Service temporarily closes Southern California Forests, including the Sierra National Forest. Regional order number 20-07 Emergency Forest Closure.

For information on how you can prepare for wildfire please visit: www.readyforwildfire.org

Please register for evacuation alerts by signing up at

Fresno County: Fresno County Sheriff Office, sign up with Everbridge. https://t.co/Otack9NyKc?amp=1

Madera County: Madera County Emergency Warning Systems: mcalert.org

Mariposa County: Mariposa County Sheriff Office, sign up with Everbridge: msoalert.com

For missing persons contact: Fresno County Sheriff 559-600-3111

Madera County Sheriff 559-658-2555

Incident Information
Basic Information
Current as of 9/10/2020, 7:58:14 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Under Investigaion
Date of Origin Friday September 04th, 2020 approx. 06:00 PM
Location Both sides of San Joaquin River near Mammoth Pool and the communities of Shaver Lake, Big Creek and Huntington Lake.
Incident Commander Unified Command,IC N. Truax CAL FIRE Team 1,M. Adell Great Basin Team 1,the and USFS
Coordinates 37.333 latitude, -119.444 longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel 1,336
Size 175,893 Acres
Fuels Involved
Large expanses of beetle kill, 80-90 percent of stand. Timber, Brush, Understory Litter

Significant Events
North Zone - Fire activity remains active about the inversion layer. Under the inversion, fire activity was low to moderate.

South Zone - The fire activity burned throughout the night with short range spotting and active runs. The critical fuels were completely consumed in portions of the fire. Active crown runs were observed in timber stands in the higher elevations.

Source = Inciweb


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Gavin says
Posted on: 2020-09-10 12:42:25   By: Anonymous
 
You can thank me and the Sierra Club for all of these devastating fires

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    Re: Gavin says
    Posted on: 2020-09-10 12:49:01   By: Anonymous
     
    Thank You

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-09-10 12:51:13   By: Anonymous
 
Spotted owls are tastier than foster farm chicken.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-09-10 12:56:38   By: Anonymous
 
Why or why doesn't US Forestry fight their fires as aggressively ad Cal Fire - this has got to change - they need to be using lots of retardant on these fires. Using them as "prescribed burns" to clean up the forest is NOT, NOT working!

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